6 months after last accident, which kept me off the bike for 3 months I resumed my intimate relationship with the tarmac. Only doing 25 mph this time, exiting a corner when I hit an oil patch. Face scuffed, cheekbone swollen and damaged shoulder. Nothing mega serious but will be having a few days or more on turbo until shoulder pain eases.
Anyway, I visited pharmacy to get some antiseptic stuff for wounds.
Pharmacist said: "That cheekbone looks bad, were you wearing a helmet?"
Me: "Yes, I was but I didn't bang my head, I hit my face, my helmet isn't even scratched".
Pharmacist: "Yes but..............
Then I go to local sandwich/cake shop to get goodies to aid recovery. Similar conversation with shop worker.
Woman: "Oh nasty, what have you done"?
Me: "Come off bike".
Women: "Were you wearing a helmet"?